New Rosh Hashanah Twitter emoji wishes followers a sweet New Year

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif: “I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year filled with peace and harmony.”

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September 25, 2019 00:04
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New Rosh Hashanah Twitter emoji wishes followers a sweet New Year

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish pilgrim blows a shofar, near the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah holiday, the Jewish New Year, in Uman, Ukraine, September 21, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Twitter issued a new emoji for Rosh Hashanah on Tuesday with a small red apple and a golden spoon of honey, according to the social media site.

There are already two popular hashtags for the upcoming holiday: #RoshHashanah and #ShanaTovah.

Ahead of the holiday, Twitter put out a release highlighting some of the most famous people who have used the site to wish their Jewish followers “shanah tovah” or “happy New Year.” These include world leaders, such as US President Donald Trump and Israeli leaders, such as President Reuven Rivlin.

Striking is the tweet by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. 

“As the sun gives way to the moon, I wish all my Jewish compatriots and Jews worldwide a very Happy New Year filled with peace and harmony,” he posted in 2018. “Happy Rosh Hashanah.”

More than 5,000 people liked Zarif’s tweet.

Madonna tweeted “Shana Tova ... LOVE And LIGHT” last year with a Rosh Hashanah video. In 2015, Paul McCartney used Twitter to share his “best wishes to all celebrating #RoshHashanah,” and in 2017, Paula Abdul blessed her followers, saying that she hopes “#RoshHashanah … bring you a peaceful, joyous heart & love in abundance.”

“On Rosh Hashanah, we greet each other with wishes of a good and sweet New Year, and eat apples dipped in honey to symbolize these wishes,” Twitter wrote in its release. “The special Rosh Hashanah emoji captures this in a fun and engaging way.”


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